The premier of Season 6 of the epic drama television series “Game of Thrones” may be a bit delayed.
According to Huffington Post, the premier dates for new shows – Martin Scorsese’s “Vinyl,” and returning shows “Girls” and “Togetherness” – may just push back the release of the latest season of “Game of Thrones.” While “Vinyl” premiers on February 14 and will air Sundays at 9 p.m. (the same slot as Thrones), “Girls” and “Togetherness” premiere on February 21.
Season 3 of “Thrones” began on March 31, and Season 1 on April 17, while the other seasons premiered between those dates. As the other releases will be airing 10 episodes each, they will finish by April 17 (for Vinyl) and April 24 (for Girls and Togetherness).
The decision to push the sixth season to a later date has piqued many fans’ curiosities, with many wondering whether the postponement is to give George R.R. Martin time to finish the new book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, “The Winds of Winter.” Morgan Manning tweeted, “Totes okay with this if it gives more time for THE WINDS OF WINTER to come out first. Come onnnnn GEORGE!” Another user, Mike LaPenta, tweeted, “The new Game of Thrones season is being pushed back. They’re doing this to get The Winds of Winter out before the new season right? RIGHT?”
Martin has been tirelessly working on the new book, trying to release it at its earliest. The sixth season of “Game of Thrones,” if premiered before the release of the book, will be the first to air content that will not be in the books.